The live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails are OPEN every day! Squam Lake Cruises run daily.
Mountain lion lounging

Reciprocity and Bonus Benefits

Members receive discounted admission at participating nature centers through the

Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). Additionally Science Center members receive special benefits at various attractions throughout the season and change on an annual basis.

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Reciprocal Admission

Please check with individual locations for their operating status and reciprocal programs.

The Association of Nature Center Administrators

Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators embrace best practices for managing a nature center. They offer excellent services to their community in the form of environmental education, outreach and partnerships, stewardship, and sustainability.

Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you benefits from ANCA reciprocal members.

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2024 Bonus Member Benefits

Reciprocal admission is generally good for up to two adults and two youth for a free visit. Be sure to take your membership card with you when you go. Check the website of the organization for specific hours and directions as well as any additional reservation or safety policies/protocols.

APRIL Benefit
Science Center members can visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover for free throughout the month of April 2024 (up to 4 individuals). To help the museum maintain an occupancy limit, online reservations are required and available at https://childrens-museum.org/visit/info. When reserving online, Squam Lake Members should use the “w/discount (will pay at door)” price types. Science Center members will need to present proof of Membership when they arrive at CMNH. Museum play sessions are mask optional and current hours are: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 9am-Noon or 1-4pm, and Tuesdays & Sundays, 9am-Noon. Any questions, please reach out to
MAY Benefit
Science Center members may visit the SEE Science Center, up to four people age 3 and up, at no charge during May 2024.
JUNE Benefit
Science Center members may visit the Mount Washington Observatory's Summit Museum "Extreme Mount Washington," up to two adults and two children, at no charge during June 2024. Tours are also available. Please present membership card at the museum’s front desk located in the basement of NH State Park’s Sherman Adams Summit Building.
JULY Benefit
Science Center members may visit the New Hampshire Boat Museum, up to two adults and two children, at no chanrge during July 2024.
AUGUST Benefit
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center members may visit Canterbury Shaker Village during the month of August 2024 for a free tour, up to 4 people, when a current Science Center membership card is presented at the Village Store.
SEPTEMBER Benefit
Science Center members may visit VINS in Quechee, Vermont, up to two adults and two children, at no charge during September 2024.
OCTOBER Benefit
The fee for admission to the Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries will be waived for the Science Center member and the number of guests listed on the membership cards, when presenting their membership card at the Discovery Center front desk from October 1st, 2024, through October 31st, 2024 (excluding special events and planetarium shows).
NOVEMBER Benefit
Science Center members may visit the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, up to two adults and two children, at no charge during November 2024.

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